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Astec Names Ruffalo President

PM072919 RuffaloAstec Industries named Barry Ruffalo president and chief executive officer effective Aug. 12. Ruffalo, has been a group vice president at Valmont Industries for the past 13 years. He fills the vacancy created in January when former CEO Ben Brock, the son of company founder J. Don Brock, resigned after heading Astec for five years.

Prior to his work with Valmont Industries, Ruffalo was employed by Lindsay Corp., a publicly-traded global leader in proprietary water management and road infrastructure products and services.

“After a comprehensive search that included a number of highly qualified candidates, we are excited to hire Mr. Ruffalo,” said Bill Gehl, chairman of Astec. “Barry brings a wealth of experience to Astec. He is a leader that has driven change, understands infrastructure and will add tremendous value.”

“I am excited to join Astec as its CEO and a member of the board of directors," said Ruffalo. “I look forward to moving forward with measures to make Astec more profitable and agile while building on the strength of its world-class products.”